Jonathan Fair

Director of Planning and Design
University of Illinois Chicago

Jonathan Fair is a licensed architect and the Director of Planning and Design at the University of Illinois Chicago. A Chicago native, Jonathan would go on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida A&M University before returning to Chicago and completing his Masters in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Working in higher education and an advocate for affecting change through design, Jonathan is committed to fostering student success through the development of a vibrant and energized urban campus. Through his planning and design work, Jonathan has helped to redefine the university’s approach to land use and the design and function of campus grounds and facilities alike. As a WELL accredited professional, Jonathan is a champion for the development of spaces that promote wellness and healthfulness on campus.

In his free time, Jonathan volunteers with several social-impact focused organizations, including Global Shapers, Open Architecture Chicago and the National Organization of Minority Architects. A steadfast believer that all people have authority in the design of the spaces they inhabit, Jonathan has also provided pro-bono architectural design and rendering services for numerous non-profit organizations in Chicago.